While eating room service, never making your own bed, and soaking in a spotless tub may seem like the height of luxury, hotel stays aren’t always the relaxing experiences we hope them to be. In fact, recent reports of guests being secretly recorded in their hotel rooms have made many travelers wondering what else they don’t know about where they’re resting their heads at night.
And while review sites may provide some information about the condition or service at a hotel, they hardly provide the full story. Before you check in for your next stay, make sure you come armed with these shocking facts about your hotel room.
There’s a Good Chance Bed Bugs Have Been There
Bed bugs are the bane of the hotel industry and a huge fear for your average traveler. Unfortunately, your chances of staying in a hotel where they’ve been are higher than you might like. In fact, hotels are the third-most-common location for bed bug infestations, according to exterminators, and New York hotels saw a 300 percent jump in bed bug infestations in a single year, according to one report.